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Arizona Grand Resort Presents New Seasonal Holiday Events And Offerings

Resort launches FREE holiday entertainment program on Saturdays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 18, Events, dining and Holiday Package make Resort a one-stop holiday destination for families

PHOENIX, Ariz. – (November 22, 2010) – Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, invites families to celebrate the holidays all season long by partaking in its new holiday-themed festivities. For starters, the Resort is launching its Grand Holiday Celebration Saturdays, presented by Sierra Mist Natural.  This is a free holiday entertainment program for the community and will be held at the Resort’s Fountain Circle each evening from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18.

Details on Arizona Grand Resort’s holiday entertainment and special offerings can be found at and below.

Grand Holiday Celebration Saturdays
Each Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, resort guests and local residents will be treated to free holiday festivities at the Arizona Grand Resort including cookie decorating, cider and hot chocolate, Holiday Dessert samplings from Arizona Grand Resort’s Marketplace Café, a free family photo and story time with Santa, holiday tree display, as well as Nutcracker dance performances by the Arizona Grand Jam Dancers and Dance Studio 111 ballet dancers.  Festivities run from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18.

Features & Performances include:

  • Nutcracker Dance Performances
    o   Dance routines by Arizona Grand Jam Dancers & Dance Studio 111  ballet dancers
    o   1-hour of dance performances (approximately)
    o   80-100 dancers performing
  • Outdoor holiday tree display
  • Complimentary photos with Santa Claus
  • Snow bubble machine for kids
  • Resort Holiday Dessert sampling with cider and hot chocolate
  • Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the Valley of the Sun Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Show ticket giveaway for Nutcracker ballet performance at Desert Vista Fine Arts Theater (Dec. 17 & 18)

Holiday Grand Playcation Package
The exclusive Holiday Grand Playcation package* combines the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, SEA LIFE™ Arizona Aquarium, LEGOLAND® California and a holiday Nutcracker ballet performance.  Play together this holiday season at Arizona Grand Resort and receive tickets you can use this year and next with the Resort’s great family fun partners.  The package is offered for Resort stays now through January 6, 2011 and has over $450 in value.  To book the Holiday Grand Playcation package log onto and use the promo code: PROGHP.

Package includes:

  • One Night Stay in a Resort Suite at Arizona Grand Resort
  • 4 tickets to Children's Museum of Phoenix
  • 4 tickets to SEA LIFE™ Arizona Aquarium
  • 4 tickets to LEGOLAND® California
  • 5 tickets to Nutcracker at Desert Vista Performing Arts Theater on either December 17 or 18
  • $30 extra value with waived resort fee

*Terms: Rates start at $199. All rates are per night and based on availability.  Rate does not include incidental charges or taxes. Blackout dates may apply. No substitutions, please. Tickets are per stay; SEA LIFE™ Arizona Aquarium tickets expire June 30, 2011 and Children's Museum of Phoenix and LEGOLAND® California tickets expire December 31, 2011. Package valid for stays November 22, 2010 through January 6, 2011.

Holiday Dessert Collection
From November 16 through December 22 at the Marketplace Café, Executive Pastry Chef George Rugel will offer the Holiday Dessert Collection comprised of mouth-watering desserts described as “classics with a twist.”  Holiday dessert to-go orders require 48-hours advance notice and can be made between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm by phone at 602-431-6555, fax at 602-431-6122 or email to  Customers can pick up orders at the Marketplace Café inside the Arizona Grand Resort guest lobby. Find menus online at

Holiday Dining
Delicious dining traditions at Arizona Grand Resort continue at The Lobby Grill restaurant including Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (11/26), Christmas brunch 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (12/25) and a New Year’s Eve celebration 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. (12/31).  For reservations call 602-431-6476. Find menus online at  Arizona Grand Resort is located at 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway in Phoenix near I-10 and Baseline Road.

Aunt Chilada’s Tempe is also offering its traditional handmade “Tamales to Go” (11/27 - 12/31).  Orders require 24-hours advanced notice and can be made by phone at 602-431-6470.  Find menus online at  Aunt Chilada’s Tempe restaurant is located at 2021 W. Baseline Road in Tempe, Ariz. near I-10 and Baseline Road at Arizona Grand Resort.

About Arizona Grand Resort
Arizona Grand Resort is located on 164-beautifully landscaped acres at the base of the spectacular South Mountain Preserve and boasts 640 residential-style suites and 100 luxury Villa accommodations. The AAA Four Diamond rated property recently completed a $52-million redesign to enhance the property including all guest suites, main lobby, spa, golf course, and restaurants. A member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, Arizona Grand Resort offers the 7-acre Oasis Water Park, a challenging 18-hole golf course, seven unique dining venues, the full service Arizona Grand Athletic Club & Spa and 117,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including a 20,000-square-foot exhibit pavilion. Arizona Grand Resort is managed by Classic Hotels & Resorts (CHR), an affiliate of Grossman Company Properties (GCP). GCP is one of the premier commercial and residential developers in the western United States. During the past 45 years, GCP has built, developed and managed more than 14 million square feet of high-quality properties, including Arizona Biltmore, Biltmore Fashion Park and the Phoenix Spectrum Mall. Additional information is available at, and

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For more information on the Arizona Grand Resort, or to arrange an interview or fact check a story, please contact:

   Emily Dille, Marketing Manager
   8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85044
   p: 602-659-6312


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